May 15, 2017
Contact: Matt Lincoln, 517-284-6111
DNR hosts public meeting June 15 regarding phase 2 general management plan for Port Crescent and Sleeper state parks
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host an open house Thursday, June 15, to invite public input on the draft phase 2 general management plan for Port Crescent and Sleeper state parks in Huron County. The open house will run 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sleeper State Park Outdoor Center, 6435 State Park Road in Caseville.
Both parks are located along Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay in Michigan's "thumb." The 787-acre Sleeper State Park features ancient dune forests and a secluded campground, and visitors can view both the sunrise and the sunset over the bay. The 600-acre Port Crescent State Park is easily accessible from M-25 and features 3 miles of sandy shoreline. The park contains unique natural features and a variety of recreational amenities, including waterfront campsites, excellent opportunities for fishing and birding and the largest sand dunes on the eastern side of Michigan.
The public meeting will begin with a short presentation of the draft plan, but the public is welcome to attend at any time during the two-hour period to review the planning material, provide comments and talk to DNR staff. Comments also can be made via email through June 19 to Matt Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The phase 2 general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy that will assist the DNR Parks and Recreation Division in meeting its responsibilities to 1) protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources, and 2) provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities.
A link to the Port Crescent and Sleeper state parks draft phase 2 general management plan and additional information can be found on the DNR’s General Management Plan website at michigan.gov/parkmanagementplans.
For more information about the public meeting or the phase 2 general management plan, contact Matt Lincoln at 517-284-6111 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay Center for the hearing impaired) or via email at email@example.com. Persons with disabilities who need accommodations for the meetings should contact Lincoln five days before the meeting.
/Editors' note: Accompanying photos are available below for download. Suggested captions follow.
SleeperStatePark.jpg: The ancient dune forests are a popular park amenity at Sleeper State Park. Park-goers are invited to a June 15 open house to learn about the second phase of the park's draft management plan.
PortCrescent.jpg: Park-goers are invited to a June 15 open house to learn about the second phase of the draft management plan for Port Crescent State Park, which includes future planning for 3 miles of shoreline and a number of recreational opportunities./
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.